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Week 4Aviva Premiership Week 4

Gloucester RugbyGLOUCESTER 24 - 19 WORCESTER WARRIORSWorcester Warriors

Kingsholm - Friday 22 September 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 17-6

GLOUCESTER: 15 Jason Woodward 14 Charlie Sharples 13 Billy Twelvetrees 12 Mark Atkinson 11 Ollie Thorley 10 Billy Burns 9 WILLI HEINZ (C) 8 Ruan Ackermann 7 Jacob Rowan 6 Freddie Clarke 5 Jeremy Thrush 4 Ed Slater 3 John Afoa 2 Motu Matu’u 1 Val Rapava Ruskin BENCH: 16 Richard Hibbard 17 Josh Hohneck 18 Gareth Denman 19 Tom Savage 20 Lewis Ludlow 21 Ben Vellacott 22 Henry Trinder 23 David Halaifonua

SCORERS T: Thorley (2), Twelvetrees C: Burns (3) P: Burns

WARRIORS: 15 Josh Adams 14 Perry Humphreys 13 Jackson Willison 12 Ben Te’o 11 Bryce Heem 10 Ryan Mills 9 Peter Stringer 8 GJ van Velze 7 Sam Lewis 6 Alafoti Fa'osiliva 5 Pierce Phillips 4 DONNCHA O’CALLAGHAN (C) 3 Biyi Alo 2 Jack Singleton 1 Ryan Bower BENCH: 16 Joe Taufete’e 17 Ethan Waller 18 Gareth Milasinovich 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson 20 David Denton 21 Jono Kitto 22 Jamie Shillcock 23 Dean Hammond

SCORERS T: Humphreys (2) P: Mills (3) Yellow Card O'Callaghan

Referee: Wayne Barnes

 

Bath RugbyBATH RUGBY 32 - 33 NEWCASTLE FALCONSNewcastle Falcons

The Rec - Saturday 23 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 10-19

BATH: 15 Matt Banahan 14 Semesa Rokoduguni 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Max Clark 11 Aled Brew 10 Rhys Priestland 9 Chris Cook 8 Paul Grant 7 FRANCOIS LOUW (C) 6 Charlie Ewels 5 Elliott Stooke 4 Luke Charteris 3 Anthony Perenise 2 Jack Walker 1 Nick Auterac BENCH: 16 Tom Dunn 17 Beno Obano 18 Scott Andrews 19 James Phillips 20 Zach Mercer 21 Darren Allinson 22 Ben Tapuai 23 Josh Lewis

SCORERS T: Banahan, Rokoduguni, Ewels, Joseph C: Priestland (3) P: Priestland (2)

FALCONS: 15 Simon Hammersley 14 Vereniki Goneva 13 Chris Harris 12 Juan Pablo Socino 11 DTH van der Merwe 10 Craig Willis 9 Sonatane Takulua 8 Nili Latu 7 WILL WELCH (C) 6 Mark Wilson 5 Will Witty 4 Calum Green 3 Jon Welsh 2 Santiago Socino 1 Rob Vickers BENCH: 16 Scott Lawson 17 Sami Mavinga 18 Trevor Davison 19 Sean Robinson 20 Ally Hogg 21 Sam Stuart 22 Joel Hodgson 23 Josh Matavesi

SCORERS T: Takulua, Vickers, van der Merwe, Harris, Wilson C: Takulua (2), Hodgson (2)

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

 

HarlequinsHARLEQUINS 28 - 31 LEICESTER TIGERSLeicester Tigers

The Twickenham Stoop - Saturday 23 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 9-11

HARLEQUINS: 15 Mike Brown 14 Marland Yarde 13 Joe Marchant 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Charlie Walker 10 Marcus Smith 9 Danny Care 8 Mat Luamanu 7 Jack Clifford 6 Chris Robshaw 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 4 George Merrick 3 Will Collier 2 Rob Buchanan 1 Mark Lambert BENCH: 16 Dave Ward 17 Lewis Boyce 18 Kyle Sinckler 19 Charlie Matthews 20 Ben Glynn 21 Dave Lewis 22 Tim Swiel 23 Alofa Alofa

SCORERS T: Care, Luamanu, Alofa C: Smith, Swiel P: Smith (3) Yellow Card Collier

TIGERS: 15 Telusa Veainu 14 Nick Malouf 13 Matt Smith 12 Matt Toomua 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 8 Sione Kalamafoni 7 Dominic Ryan 6 Mike Williams 5 Dom Barrow 4 Harry Wells 3 Dan Cole 2 TOM YOUNGS (C) 1 Ellis Genge BENCH: 16 Harry Thacker 17 Greg Bateman 18 Logovi’i Mulipola 19 Luke Hamilton 20 Valentino Mapapalangi 21 Sam Harrison 22 Joe Ford 23 Mathew Tait

SCORERS T: Veainu, May, Bateman C: George Ford (2) P: George Ford (4) Yellow Card Genge

Referee: Ian Tempest

 

SaracensSARACENS 41 - 13 SALE SHARKS Sale Sharks

Allianz Park - Saturday 23 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 17-3

 

SARACENS: 15 Alex Goode 14 Sean Maitland 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Duncan Taylor 11 Liam Williams 10 OWEN FARRELL (C) 9 Ben Spencer 8 Billy Vunipola 7 Jackson Wray 6 Maro Itoje 5 George Kruis 4 Nick Isiekwe 3 Juan Figallo 2 Jamie George 1 Mako Vunipola BENCH: 16 Schalk Brits 17 Hayden Thompson-Stringer 18 Vincent Koch 19 Dominic Day 20 Calum Clark 21 Henry Taylor 22 Alex Lozowski 23 Nathan Earle

SCORERS T: Spencer (2), Williams, Koch, Earle C: Farrell (5) P: Farrell (2)

SHARKS: 15 Mike Haley 14 Denny Solomona 13 Sam James 12 Mark Jennings 11 Josh Charnley 10 Faf de Klerk 9 Will Cliff 8 Josh Strauss 7 Tom Curry 6 Jono Ross 5 Josh Beaumont 4 Bryn Evans 3 Alex Tarus 2 Rob Webber 1 Ross Harrison BENCH: 16 Cameron Neild 17 James Flynn 18 Halani Aulika 19 Andre Ostrikov 20 Ben Curry 21 TJ Ioane 22 Luke James 23 Byron McGuigan

SCORERS T: McGuigan (2) P: de Klerk

Referee: Thomas Foley

 

Exeter ChiefsEXETER CHIEFS 31 - 17 WASPSWasps

Sandy Park - Sunday 24 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 24-10

CHIEFS: 15 Lachie Turner 14 Jack Nowell 13 Henry Slade 12 Ian Whitten 11 Olly Woodburn 10 GARETH STEENSON (C) 9 Nic White 8 Sam Simmonds 7 Don Armand 6 Dave Dennis 5 Sam Skinner 4 Mitch Lees 3 Harry Williams 2 Elvis Taione 1 Carl Rimmer BENCH: 16 Shaun Malton 17 Ben Moon 18 Tomas Francis 19 Toby Salmon 20 Julian Salvi 21 Stuart Townsend 22 Tom Hendrickson 23 Max Bodilly

SCORERS T: Woodburn (2), Dennis, Armand, Malton C: Steenson (3)

WASPS: 15 Rob Miller 14 Christian Wade 13 Elliot Daly 12 Juan De Jongh 11 Josh Bassett 10 Jimmy Gopperth 9 Joe Simpson 8 Nathan Hughes 7 James Haskell 6 Ashley Johnson 5 Matt Symons 4 JOE LAUNCHBURY (C) 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley 2 Tom Cruse 1 Matt Mullan BENCH: 16 Jack Willis 17 Simon McIntyre 18 Marty Moore 19 Will Rowlands 20 Thomas Young 21 Craig Hampson 22 Brendan Macken 23 Marcus Watson

SCORERS T: Johnson, Bassett C: Gopperth (2) P: Gopperth

Referee: JP Doyle

 

London IrishLONDON IRISH 25 - 40 NORTHAMPTON SAINTSNorthampton Saints

Madejski Stadium - Sunday 24 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 6-26

IRISH: 15 Tommy Bell 14 Alex Lewington 13 Aseli Tikoirotuma 12 Johnny Williams 11 Napolioni Nalaga 10 James Marshall 9 Brendan McKibbin 8 Blair Cowan 7 Conor Gilsenan 6 Josh McNally 5 Sebastian De Chaves 4 Franco van der Merwe 3 Petrus Du Plessis 2 Dave Porecki 1 BEN FRANKS (C) BENCH: 16 David Paice 17 Harry Elrington 18 Ollie Hoskins 19 Filo Paulo 20 Jake Schatz 21 Scott Steele 22 Greig Tonks 23 Topsy Ojo

SCORERS T: Lewington, Bell, McInally C: Bell, Tonks P: Bell (2)

SAINTS: 15 Ahsee Tuala 14 George North 13 Rob Horne 12 Luther Burrell 11 Tom Collins 10 Harry Mallinder 9 Nic Groom 8 Sam Dickinson 7 Jamie Gibson 6 COURTNEY LAWES (C) 5 David Ribbans 4 Michael Paterson 3 Paul Hill 2 Mikey Haywood 1 Alex Waller BENCH: 16 Reece Marshall 17 Campese Ma’afu 18 Kieran Brookes 19 Christian Day 20 Ben Nutley 21 Cobus Reinach 22 James Grayson 23 Ben Foden

SCORERS T: Groom, Horne (2), Haywood, North, Reinach C: Mallinder (4)

Referee: Luke Pearce

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Week 3Aviva Premiership Week 3

Northampton SaintsNORTHAMPTON SAINTS 24 - 6 BATH RUGBYBath Rugby

Franklin's Gardens - Friday 15 September 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 12-6

SAINTS: 15 Ahsee Tuala 14 George North 13 Rob Horne 12 Luther Burrell 11 Tom Collins 10 Harry Mallinder 9 Nic Groom 8 Teimana Harrison 7 Jamie Gibson 6 COURTNEY LAWES (C) 5 David Ribbans 4 Michael Paterson 3 Paul Hill 2 Mikey Haywood 1 Alex Waller BENCH: 16 Reece Marshall 17 Campese Ma’afu 18 Kieran Brookes 19 Christian Day 20 Lewis Ludlam 21 Cobus Reinach 22 James Grayson 23 Ben Foden

SCORERS T: Lawes, Ribbans (2), North C: Mallinder (2)

BATH: 15 Anthony Watson 14 Semesa Rokoduguni 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Ben Tapuai 11 Matt Banahan 10 Rhys Priestland 9 Kahn Fotuali’i 8 Taulupe Faletau 7 Sam Underhill 6 MATT GARVEY (C) 5 Elliott Stooke 4 Charlie Ewels 3 Anthony Perenise 2 Tom Dunn 1 Beno Obano BENCH: 16 Jack Walker 17 Nick Auterac 18 Scott Andrews 19 James Phillips 20 Paul Grant 21 Darren Allinson 22 Freddie Burns 23 Max Clark

SCORERS P: Priestland (2)

Referee: Thomas Foley

 

Worcester WarriorsWORCESTER WARRIORS 10 - 41 EXETER CHIEFSExeter Chiefs

Sixways - Friday 15 September 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 3-24

WARRIORS: 15 Josh Adams 14 Perry Humphreys 13 Jackson Willison 12 Ben Te’o 11 Bryce Heem 10 Tom Heathcote 9 Jonny Arr 8 GJ van Velze 7 Sam Lewis 6 Matt Cox 5 Pierce Phillips 4 DONNCHA O’CALLAGHAN (C) 3 Biyi Alo 2 Jack Singleton 1 Ryan Bower BENCH: 16 Joe Taufete’e 17 Ethan Waller 18 Gareth Milasinovich 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson 20 Alafoti Fa'osiliva 21 Peter Stringer 22 Sam Olver 23 Jamie Shillcock

SCORERS T: Alo C: Olver P: Olver

CHIEFS: 15 Phil Dollman 14 Jack Nowell 13 Henry Slade 12 Ian Whitten 11 Olly Woodburn 10 Gareth Steenson 9 Nic White 8 Sam Simmonds 7 Don Armand 6 Dave Dennis 5 Jonny Hill 4 Mitch Lees 3 Tomas Francis 2 JACK YEANDLE (C) 1 Carl Rimmer BENCH: 16 Elvis Taione 17 Ben Moon 18 Harry Williams 19 Sam Skinner 20 Matt Kvesic 21 Stuart Townsend 22 Max Bodilly 23 Lachie Turner

SCORERS T: Simmonds (2), Nowell, Hill, Woodburn C: Steenson (5) P: Steenson (2) Yellow Card Townsend

Referee: Ian Tempest

 

Sale Sharks SALE SHARKS 36 - 7 LONDON IRISHLondon Irish

AJ Bell Stadium - Friday 15 September 2017
KO: 20:00 HT: 24-0

SHARKS: 15 WILL ADDISON (C) 14 Denny Solomona 13 Sam James 12 Mark Jennings 11 Josh Charnley 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Josh Strauss 7 BEN CURRY 6 ROSS (CC) 5 Josh Beaumont 4 Bryan Evans 3 Alex Tarus 2 Marc Jones 1 Ross Harrison BENCH: 16 Rob Webber 17 James Flynn 18 Halani 'Aulika 19 Andre Ostrikov 20 Tom Curry 21 TJ Ioane 22 Will Cliff 23 Mike Haley

SCORERS T: Harrison, Solomona (2), Charnley, Jennings C: MacGinty (4) P: MacGinty Yellow Card 'Aulika

IRISH: 15 Tommy Bell 14 Alex Lewington 13 Aseli Tikoirotuma 12 Luke McLean 11 Topsy Ojo 10 James Marshall 9 Brendan McKibbin 8 Ofisa Treviranus 7 Blair Cowan 6 Mike Coman 5 Sebastian De Chaves 4 Franco van der Merwe 3 BEN FRANKS (C) 2 Dave Porecki 1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi BENCH: 16 David Paice 17 Harry Elrington 18 Petrus Du Plessis 19 Josh McNally 20 Conor Gilsenan 21 Scott Steele 22 Greig Tonks 23 Napolioni Nalaga

SCORERS T: PT Yellow Card Red Card Cowan

Referee: Wayne Barnes

 

Leicester TigersLEICESTER TIGERS 24 - 10 GLOUCESTER Gloucester Rugby

Welford Road - Saturday 16 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 21-0

TIGERS: 15 Telusa Veainu 14 Nick Malouf 13 Matt Smith 12 Matt Toomua 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 8 Sione Kalamafoni 7 Luke Hamilton 6 Mike Williams 5 Joe Maksymiw 4 Harry Wells 3 Dan Cole 2 TOM YOUNGS (C) 1 Ellis Genge BENCH: 16 Harry Thacker 17 Greg Bateman 18 Logovi’i Mulipola 19 Valentino Mapapalangi 20 Dominic Ryan 21 Sam Harrison 22 Joe Ford 23 Mathew Tait

SCORERS T: Ben Youngs (2), Malouf C: George Ford (3) P: George Ford

GLOUCESTER: 15 Jason Woodward 14 Charlie Sharples 13 Henry Trinder 12 Matt Scott 11 Ollie Thorley 10 Billy Twelvetrees 9 Willi Heinz 8 Ruan Ackermann 7 Jacob Rowan 6 Lewis Ludlow 5 Jeremy Thrush 4 Ed Slater 3 John Afoa 2 Motu Matu'u 1 Josh Hohneck BENCH: 16 Richard Hibbard 17 Val Rapava Ruskin 18 Gareth Denman 19 Tom Savage 20 Freddie Clarke 21 Ben Vellacott 22 Lloyd Evans 23 Henry Purdy

SCORERS T: Hohneck C: Twelvetrees P: Twelvetrees

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

 

Newcastle FalconsNEWCASTLE FALCONS 7 - 29 SARACENSSaracens

Talen Energy Stadium, Philadephia - Saturday 16 September 2017
KO: 17:00 [22:00 BST] HT: 7-13

 

FALCONS: 15 Simon Hammersley 14 Sinoti Sinoti 13 Chris Harris 12 Josh Matavesi 11 Vereniki Goneva 10 Joel Hodgson 9 Sonatane Takulua 8 Nili Latu 7 WILL WELCH (C) 6 Mark Wilson 5 Sean Robinson 4 Calum Green 3 Jon Welsh 2 Scott Lawson 1 Rob Vickers BENCH: 16 Santiago Socino 17 Sami Mavinga 18 Trevor Davison 19 Will Witty 20 Ally Hogg 21 Sam Stuart 22 Juan Pablo Socino 23 Belisario Agulla

SCORERS T: Goneva C: Hodgson Yellow Card Goneva

SARACENS: 15 Alex Goode 14 Liam Williams 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 BRAD BARRITT (C) 11 Chris Wyles 10 Owen Farrell 9 Ben Spencer 8 Billy Vunipola 7 Schalk Burger 6 Michael Rhodes 5 Maro Itoje 4 Nick Isiekwe 3 Juan Figallo 2 Jamie George 1 Mako Vunipola BENCH: 16 Christopher Tolofua 17 Hayden Thompson-Stringer 18 Kieran Longbottom 19 Dominic Day 20 Jackson Wray 21 Richard Wigglesworth 22 Nick Tompkins 23 Sean Maitland

SCORERS T: Wyles, PT C: Farrell P: Farrell (5)

Referee: JP Doyle

 

WaspsWASPS 21 - 24 HARLEQUINSHarlequins

Ricoh Arena - Sunday 17 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 13-11

 

WASPS: 15 Willie Le Roux 14 Christian Wade 13 Elliot Daly 12 Gaby Lovobalavu 11 Marcus Watson 10 Danny Cipriani 9 Joe Simpson 8 Nathan Hughes 7 Guy Thompson 6 Alex Rieder 5 Will Rowlands 4 JOE LAUNCHBURY (C) 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley 2 Tom Cruse 1 Matt Mullan BENCH: 16 Ashley Johnson 17 Simon McIntyre 18 Marty Moore 19 Marcus Garratt 20 James Haskell 21 Craig Hampson 22 Rob Miller 23 Juan De Jongh

SCORERS T: Wade, Cruse C: Cipriani P: Cipriani (3) Yellow Card Haskell, Cipriani

HARLEQUINS: 15 Mike Brown 14 Marland Yarde 13 Joe Marchant 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Charlie Walker 10 Marcus Smith 9 Danny Care 8 Mat Luamanu 7 Jack Clifford 6 Chris Robshaw 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 4 George Merrick 3 Kyle Sinckler 2 Dave Ward 1 Joe Marler BENCH: 16 Elia Elia 17 Mark Lambert 18 Will Collier 19 Ben Glynn 20 Archie White 21 Dave Lewis 22 Tim Swiel 23 Harry Sloan

SCORERS T: Yarde, Walker C: Smith P: Smith (4) Yellow Card Sinckler

Referee: Andrew Jackson

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Week 2Aviva Premiership Week 2

Sale Sharks SALE SHARKS 12 - 13 NEWCASTLE FALCONSNewcastle Falcons

AJ Bell Stadium - Friday 08 September 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 3-0

NEWCASTLE Falcons underlined their status as dark horses in Aviva Premiership Rugby this season as they came from behind to win 13-12 away against Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Trailing 12-6 to four AJ MacGinty penalties, Falcons managed a penalty try with six minutes remaining to sneak the win. Sale had the better of the first half, but had just three points from the boot of MacGinty to show for it. They could have led by more but Byron McGuigan had a try disallowed after a brilliant counter-attack as he knocked on when placing the ball over the line.

Falcons responded early in the second half, with Sonatane Takulua slotting a three-pointer soon after the break. However, they were not level for long, MacGinty adding his second of the evening on the next Sharks incursion into Falcons territory. The visitors levelled the score but MacGinty’s penalties had the homeside 12-6 ahead. The Sharks lineout failed them, not capitalising on any territorial dominance, while in the final ten minutes, Newcastle were in touching distance of the goal line and Sale pulled down a rolling maul, conceding the penalty try and hooker Marc Jones sent to the bin. The Falcons then lost Alex Tait to a yellow card for an intentional knock-on, but were able to hold on in the final stages despite plenty of Sale pressure.

SHARKS: 15 Mike Haley 14 Denny Solomona 13 WILL ADDISON (C) 12 Mark Jennings 11 Byron McGuigan 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Josh Strauss 7 Tom Curry 6 Jono Ross 5 Andre Ostrikov 4 Josh Beaumont 3 Alex Tarus 2 Cameron Neild 1 Ross Harrison BENCH: 16 Marc Jones 17 James Flynn 18 WillGriff John 19 George Nott 20 Ben Curry 21 TJ Ioane 22 Will Cliff 23 Sam James

SCORERS  P: MacGinty (4) Yellow Card Jones

FALCONS: 15 Simon Hammersley 14 Alex Tait 13 Chris Harris 12 Josh Matavesi 11 Belisario Agulla 10 Joel Hodgson 9 Sonatane Takulua 8 Callum Chick 7 WILL WELCH (C) 6 Mark Wilson 5 Will Witty 4 Calum Green 3 Jon Welsh 2 Scott Lawson 1 Rob Vickers BENCH: 16 Santiago Socino 17 Sami Mavinga 18 Trevor Davison 19 Sean Robinson 20 Nili Latu 21 Sam Stuart 22 Juan Pablo Socino 23 Vereniki Goneva

SCORERS T: PT P: Takulua (2) Yellow Card Tait

Referee: Andrew Jackson

 

Bath RugbyBATH RUGBY 31 - 21 SARACENSSaracens

The Rec - Saturday 09 September 2017
KO: 14:00 HT: 14-0

SEMESA Rokoduguni's last-gasp double stunned Saracens to give Bath Rugby a 31-21 win in an extraordinary spectacle at the Rec. After trailing 14-0 at half time, Saracens had looked set to pull off an unlikely comeback when Ben Spencer put them in front for the first time in the game eight minutes from time. But Rokoduguni shrugged off the visitors’ tackles to race over in the 77th minute, before running in another long-range score from an interception, as Bath claimed a second straight Premiership victory to start their campaign. Bath who dominated the first half, Rhys Priestland dropping a goal before Francois Louw’s score, which went unconverted, but Priestland spat over a couple of penalties going into the break.

Alex Lozowski pulled back three points in the opening stages of the second half, but it was the bench that made the significant impact for North Londoners. Owen Farrell reduced the deficit to eight, Priestland slotted a second drop goal, while Saracens came back again, Taulupe Faletau summarily dismissed by Wayne Barnes for pulling down a rolling maul and the visitors earned a penalty try, 17-13. Farrell struck again, promptly followed up by Spencer who finished off a fine move down the left, crossing after a tidy pass inside by Chris Wyles. Conversion missed, Saracens now led by four, and then Rocco struck the first blow; the visitors looked to cancel that out deep in the Bath 22in the 80th minute, but the British Army’s Lance Corporal intercepted in magnificent fashion and ran the length of the field to strike again, Freddie Burns converting both his tries.

BATH: 15 Anthony Watson 14 Semesa Rokoduguni 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Max Clark 11 Matt Banahan 10 Rhys Priestland 9 Chris Cook 8 Taulupe Faletau 7 Francois Louw 6 MATT GARVEY (C) 5 Elliott Stooke 4 Luke Charteris 3 Anthony Perenise 2 Tom Dunn 1 Beno Obano BENCH: 16 Jack Walker 17 Nick Auterac 18 Scott Andrews 19 James Phillips 20 Paul Grant 21 Kahn Fotuali’i 22 Freddie Burns 23 Ben Tapuai

SCORERS  T: Louw, Rokoduguni (2) C: Burns (2) P: Priestland (2) DG: Priestland (2) Yellow Card Faletau

SARACENS: 15 Alex Goode 14 Nathan Earle 13 Duncan Taylor 12 BRAD BARRITT (C) 11 Chris Wyles 10 Alex Lozowski 9 Richard Wigglesworth 8 Jackson Wray 7 Schalk Burger 6 Michael Rhodes 5 Maro Itoje 4 Dominic Day 3 Vincent Koch 2 Schalk Brits 1 Richard Barrington BENCH: 16 Christopher Tolofua 17 Mako Vunipola 18 Juan Figallo 19 Nick Isiekwe 20 Ben Earl 21 Ben Spencer 22 Owen Farrell 23 Liam Williams

SCORERS T: PT, Spencer P: Lozowski, Farrell (2)

Referee: Wayne Barnes

 

Exeter ChiefsEXETER CHIEFS 37 - 7 LONDON IRISHLondon Irish

Sandy Park - Saturday 09 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 20-0

 

DON Armand crossed twice as defending Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Exeter Chiefs kick-started their new season with a bonus-point win over London Irish. At a wet and windy Sandy Park, Henry Slade grabbed the first score, a penalty try came next and Armand crossed for the third, Gareth Steenson missing both conversion, but a penalty gave the home side a 20-0 lead at half time. The Exiles did not look close to the fresh-faced team that won at Twickenham the previous week.

After the break and benches almost emptied, Alex Lewington finally struck for the visitors, Tommy Bell adding the extras but it was too little too late with only 10 minutes to go. Olly Woodburn dotted down in the 76th minute, and Armand made it a brace at the death, Steenson adding another penalty and converting both tries to give the incumbent champions a bonus point win in front of their home crowd.

CHIEFS: 15 Phil Dollman 14 Jack Nowell 13 Henry Slade 12 Ian Whitten 11 Olly Woodburn 10 Gareth Steenson 9 Nic White 8 Sam Simmonds 7 Don Armand 6 Dave Dennis 5 Jonny Hill 4 Mitch Lees 3 Tomas Francis 2 JACK YEANDLE (C) 1 Ben Moon BENCH: 16 Elvis Taione 17 Carl Rimmer 18 Harry Williams 19 Sam Skinner 20 Matt Kvesic 21 Stuart Townsend 22 Max Bodilly 23 Lachie Turner

SCORERS  T: Slade, PT, Armand (2), Woodburn C: Steenson (2) P: Steenson (2)

IRISH: 15 Tommy Bell 14 Alex Lewington 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Luke McLean 11 Topsy Ojo 10 James Marshall 9 Scott Steele 8 Ofisa Treviranus 7 Blair Cowan 6 Mike Coman 5 Sebastian De Chaves 4 Franco van der Merwe 3 Petrus Du Plessis 2 DAVID PAICE (C) 1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi BENCH: 16 Dave Porecki 17 Gordon Reid 18 Ben Franks 19 Josh McNally 20 Conor Gilsenan 21 Brendan McKibbin 22 Greig Tonks 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma

SCORERS T: Lewington C: Bell

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

 

HarlequinsHARLEQUINS 28 - 17 GLOUCESTER RUGBYGloucester Rugby

The Twickenham Stoop - Saturday 09 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 17-3

 

HARLEQUINS redeemed themselves in front of a home crowd at the Twickenham Stoop following the previous week’s loss to freshly-promoted London Irish by putting the Cherry & Whites to the sword in a 28-17 win.

The fly halves traded penalties early on, Demetri Catrakilis replaced by Marcus Smith in the first quarter as he went off injured. And that was the last of the effort from Billy Burns and Gloucester before the break, while Dave Ward and Charlie Walker both ran in a try apiece, Smith’s conversions giving the home team a 17-3 lead at half time.

The visitors rallied after the break with possession and territory, Freddie Clarke making a dash for the goal line and Burns’ conversion taking Gloucester to within a score of equalising with their opponents. But two penalties from Smith put this hope out of reach in the final quarter, before Marland Yarde crossed for a third try. No conversion ensued and just twelve minutes remained where neither side added anything further until the death when Jacob Rowan crossed the whitewash for a consolation score. Billy Twelvetrees converted but the visitors went home to the west country with nothing to show for in the points column.

HARLEQUINS: 15 Mike Brown 14 Marland Yarde 13 Joe Marchant 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Charlie Walker 10 Demetri Catrakilis 9 Danny Care 8 Jack Clifford 7 Dave Ward 6 Chris Robshaw 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 4 George Merrick 3 Kyle Sinckler 2 Joe Gray 1 Joe Marler BENCH: 16 Elia Elia 17 Mark Lambert 18 Will Collier 19 Ben Glynn 20 Mat Luamanu 21 Dave Lewis 22 Marcus Smith 23 Winston Stanley

SCORERS T: Ward, Walker, Yarde C: Smith (2) P: Catrakilis, Smith (2)

GLOUCESTER: 15 Jason Woodward 14 Ollie Thorley 13 Matt Scott 12 Andy Symons 11 Henry Purdy 10 Billy Burns 9 WILLI HEINZ (C) 8 Freddie Clarke 7 Lewis Ludlow 6 Ruan Ackermann 5 Jeremy Thrush 4 Tom Savage 3 Fraser Balmain 2 Richard Hibbard 1 Josh Hohneck BENCH: 16 Motu Matu'u 17 Val Rapava Ruskin 18 John Afoa 19 Ed Slater 20 Jacob Rowan 21 Ben Vellacott 22 Billy Twelvetrees 23 Charlie Sharples

SCORERS T: Clarke, Rowan C: Burns, Twelvetrees P: Burns

Referee: Luke Pearce

 

Northampton SaintsNORTHAMPTON SAINTS 24 - 11 LEICESTERLeicester Tigers

Franklin's Gardens - Saturday 09 September 2017
KO: 16:30 HT: 17-3

 

NORTHAMPTON Saints made a confident and determined comeback following their drubbing by Saracens at the London Double Header, dominating Leicester Tigers by three tries to one and securing the East Midlands bragging rights.

Saints shone from the outset, and it was Luther Burrell who answered his detractors with the first try, sparked by an initial drive from George North down the left flank, Harry Mallinder converting. Tigers failed to take their opportunity for points through George Ford who pushed his penalty wide from 40m. Soon after, captain Dylan Hartley drove over from a ruck to score a second time, confirmed by TMO Davis Sainsbury; Mallinder again converted and added a penalty to take the Saints tally to 17 going into the break, while Ford junior could muster nothing more than a penalty 3 points.

Leicester’s push for a comeback took a blow ten minutes after the restart as Mike Williams was sin-binned just seconds after replacing the injured Graham Kitchener. Ford chalked up a second penalty after Courtney Lawes was penalised for coming off his feet at the ruck, but after sustained pressure, the Tigers’ hopes were snuffed out in the 68th minute as Tom Collins crossed in the corner for Saints after a fine exchange with Nic Groom at the back of a scrum, Mallinder adding the extras. Jonny May made a final play and reached the whitewash to score a consolation try, but again Ford missed the uprights and failed to impress, much like the entire team.

SAINTS: 15 Ahsee Tuala 14 George North 13 Rob Horne 12 Luther Burrell 11 Tom Collins 10 Harry Mallinder 9 Nic Groom 8 Teimana Harrison 7 Jamie Gibson 6 Courtney Lawes 5 Christian Day 4 Michael Paterson 3 Kieran Brookes 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (C) 1 Alex Waller BENCH: 16 Mikey Haywood 17 Campese Ma’afu 18 Paul Hill 19 Api Ratuniyarawa 20 Lewis Ludlam 21 Cobus Reinach 22 James Grayson 23 Ben Foden

SCORERS T: Burrell, Hartley, Collins C: Mallinder (3) P: Mallinder

TIGERS: 15 Telusa Veainu 14 Nick Malouf 13 Matt Smith 12 Matt Toomua 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 8 Sione Kalamafoni 7 Brendon O’Connor 6 Luke Hamilton 5 Graham Kitchener 4 Dom Barrow 3 Dan Cole 2 TOM YOUNGS (C) 1 Ellis Genge BENCH: 16 Harry Thacker 17 Greg Bateman 18 Logovi’i Mulipola 19 Mike Williams 20 Dominic Ryan 21 Sam Harrison 22 Joe Ford 23 Mathew Tait

SCORERS T: May P: George Ford (2) Yellow Card Williams

Referee: JP Doyle

 

Worcester WarriorsWORCESTER WARRIORS 10 - 24 WASPSWasps

Sixways - Sunday 10 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 7-10

 

WASPS were pushed hard but late tries from Willie le Roux and Josh Bassett helped them make it two wins from two with a 24-10 win over Worcester Warriors at Sixways to go top of the Premiership table. Worcester lost Nick Schonert to injury with the very first tackle of the game as he appeared to turn his ankle, while the visitors hit the front with a Jimmy Gopperth penalty, quickly followed by a score for Marcus Watson after a clever grubber through. Gopperth’s conversion stretched the lead to 10-0. Worcester thought they had levelled five minutes before half-time when Tom Heathcote burst through a gap to score but it was called back for obstruction from Sam Lewis in the build-up. But replacement Biyi Alo, on for Schonert, forced his way over from close range. Tom Heathcote’s conversion made it 10-7 at the break.

Worcester made the quicker start to the second half, with replacement fly-half Sam Olver slotting a penalty to level matters after some concerted pressure. Olver then had the chance to put his team in front for the first time, but his effort came back off the post. Instead it was Wasps who struck, opening up space on the left to send Le Roux away for a try 12 minutes from time. And he was followed by Bassett, who collected Danny Cipriani’s inch-perfect cross-kick to jog over.

WARRIORS: 15 Josh Adams 14 Perry Humphreys 13 Jackson Willison 12 Ben Te’o 11 Bryce Heem 10 Tom Heathcote 9 Jonny Arr 8 GJ van Velze 7 Sam Lewis 6 Matt Cox 5 Pierce Phillips 4 DONNCHA O’CALLAGHAN (C) 3 Nick Schonert 2 Jack Singleton 1 Ryan Bower BENCH: 16 Joe Taufete’e 17 Ethan Waller 18 Biyi Alo 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson 20 Alafoti Fa'osiliva 21 Peter Stringer 22 Sam Olver 23 Jamie Shillcock

SCORERS  T: Alo C: Heathcote P: Olver

WASPS: 15 Willie Le Roux 14 Marcus Watson 13 Gaby Lovobalavu 12 Jimmy Gopperth 11 Josh Bassett 10 Danny Cipriani 9 Dan Robson 8 Nathan Hughes 7 Guy Thompson 6 Alex Rieder 5 Kearnan Myall 4 JOE LAUNCHBURY (C) 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley 2 Ashley Johnson 1 Simon McIntyre BENCH: 16 Tom Cruse 17 Matt Mullan 18 Paul Doran-Jones 19 Matt Symons 20 Jack Willis 21 Joe Simpson 22 Brendan Macken 23 Rob Miller

SCORERS T: Watson, le Roux, Bassett C: Gopperth (3) P: Gopperth

Referee: Thomas Foley

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Week 1Aviva Premiership Week 1

EXETER CHIEFS were given a taste of what to expect as defending Aviva Premiership Rugby champions went down to an inspired Gloucester Rugby side 28-21 in a pulsating opener at Kingsholm. After dominating early, the champions found themselves pegged back by former Lions coach Johan Ackermann’s side, with Ben Morgan’s try handing Gloucester the lead, only for Olly Woodburn and Henry Slade to combine to tie things up. However with time up on the clock and the score at 21 apiece, Gloucester powered into the 22 before sending debutant Jason Woodward over in the corner as Kingsholm erupted, Billy Twelvetrees adding the extras for good measure.

A clinical display from Newcastle Falcons saw them open up the new season with a comfortable victory over Worcester Warriors. A slow-burner of a contest did get off to a bright start, with a slick lineout move allowing Alex Tait to cross the whitewash with just five minutes on the clock, Sonatane Takulua converting. The scrumhalf then punished Worcester for an infringement at the ruck, dissecting the posts from the tee to make it 10-0. With 28 minutes gone, the visitors lost British Lion Ben Te’o, who had come into the Warriors line-up after Wynand Olivier was injured in the warm-up, but they did at least have their first points of the evening to celebrate, Tom Heathcote successfully kicking a penalty. The score remained 10-3 through half time, then Josh Adams forced his way over to score for the visitors. Takulua dispatch a 25-metre kick before the Falcons lay siege to the Warriors line, allowing Bobby Vickers to extend their lead to 20-8. Another converted try from Kyle Cooper gave the homeside 20-point advantage, and there was still time for Juan Pablo Socino to get in on the act, Craig Willis adding the extras after he powered over the goal line.

SEAN MAITLAND scored a first-half hat-trick as Saracens cruised past Northampton Saints 55-24 in the opening game of the London Double Header in glorious late summer sunshine – scoring nine tries in the process. Fly-half Alex Lozowski, captain Brad Barritt, Richard Wigglesworth and Vincent Koch took Saracens’ first-half try tally to seven in their first outing of the season, leading 41-3 at the break. Lewis Ludlum crossed for the Saints early in the second half, and Tom Wood added a brace for the visitors, but tries from Schalk Brits and Ben Spencer kept Saracens well clear on the scoreboard. The reigning European champions were at their clinical best at Twickenham in the first half, though their pace dropped off in the second, Lozowski ending with 13 points but leaving 11 out on the pitch missing four conversions and a penalty. The Saints looked clueless in the first half as the Saracens ran rings round them, and their second half rally was far too little too late, not boding well under new captain Dylan Hartley.

FOUR-try Dan Robson stole the show as Wasps began their 150th anniversary season with victory over Sale Sharks. The hosts got off to a flying start as Christian Wade and debutant Gaby Lovobalavu combined to set up Robson for an early score, Jimmy Gopperth adding the extras. With 13 minutes gone, Robson got on the scoresheet once again as he exploited the blindside to break free and dot down another converted try. Four minutes later, Wasps sprung into action again as Tom Cruse pick-pocketed Sale and fed Danny Cipriani, who freed up Wade to cross the whitewash to make it 21-0, with help from the boot of Gopperth. Sale finally got themselves up and running in the 22nd minute via Byron McGuigan, with his try converted by AJ MacGinty, but a Gopperth penalty shortly afterwards made it 24-7. Before the break arrived, Robson was celebrating a hat trick as he collected Nathan Hughes’ pass and blazed his way over. However, almost immediately from the restart, a Gopperth kick was charged down and Ben Curry scored at the other end, MacGinty adding the extras to make it 31-14. Robson continued his heroics, storming over for his fourth try after a break from Wade, but with a quarter of the game to go, Sharks hit back through Denny Solomona’s converted try. Faf de Klerk, on debut, then twanged home supporters’ nerves as he charged over the line, MacGinty again dissecting the posts as the visitors reduced the deficit to eight points. However, despite turning the screws in the latter stages, Sale would ultimately fail to pull off an unlikely comeback, with Will Rowlands and Alex Rieder both bagging converted scores late on. There was still time for Josh Strauss to barge over for the visitors, MacGinty adding the extras.

LONDON IRISH had the perfect return to Aviva Premiership Rugby as Tommy Bell kicked 24 points in a 39-29 victory over Harlequins at Twickenham with both teams scoring try bonus points. In perfect conditions in South West London with the sun drenching fans, Bell scored one of four tries for the Exiles in the London Double Header fixture, the club’s all-time leading try scorer, Topsy Ojo, racing in for a spectacular try from his own 22, while No8 Ofisa Treviranus and replacement Brendan McKibbin also dotted down. Harlequins replied through Joe Marchant before a trio of tries in quick succession from Marland Yarde, Danny Care and Charlie Walker reduced the deficit to just three points. England 7s and Quins new signing at flyhalf, 18 year old Marcus Smith momentarily forgot he had switched to XVs rugby and dropkicked Marchant’s conversion, and made a solid debut for his new club. Demetri Catrakilis also made his debut off the bench, but was summarily dismissed to the sin bin for infringing at eh breakdown within a minute of arriving to the party, a harsh call as a result of Quins’ repetitive indiscipline; this was the downfall for the team visiting from across the road, compounded by Mike Brown shoulder-charging Bell in idiotic fashion, earning him Quins’ second yellow card, and the Exiles made high scoring 10 points in the remaining 6 minutes, McKibbin’s late try sealed the homeside’s winning return to the Premiership.

A first-half Bath Rugby blitz saw the visitors over the line at Welford Road as they resisted a late Leicester Tigers surge to secure a 27-23 win in a pulsating encounter. In a sight that delighted the crowds, Manu Tuilagi crossed for the first try of the afternoon (and even lasted the entire duration of the match) but Bath responded with a brace from centre Max Clark. Semesa Rokoduguni scored Bath’s third and led 21-8 into the break. The Tigers left it late to reply, with Jonny May’s superb double not enough to steal the game, returning George Ford missing two conversions. And this despite a flurry of yellow cards shown to the west-country side; Kahn Fotuali'i , Matt Garvey then Matt Banahan summarily dismissed, reducing Bath to 12 men by the end.

RESULTS

Gloucester RugbyGLOUCESTER RUGBY 28 - 21 EXETER CHIEFSExeter Chiefs

Kingsholm - Friday 01 September 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 14-14

GLOUCESTER: 15 Jason Woodward 14 Ollie Thorley 13 Andy Symons 12 Mark Atkinson 11 Henry Purdy 10 Billy Burns 9 WILLI HEINZ (C) 8 Ben Morgan 7 Jacob Rowan 6 Lewis Ludlow 5 Jeremy Thrush 4 Tom Savage 3 Fraser Balmain 2 Richard Hibbard 1 John Afoa BENCH: 16 Motu Matu’u 17 Josh Hohneck 18 Gareth Denman 19 Ed Slater 20 Ruan Ackermann 21 Ben Vellacott 22 Billy Twelvetrees 22 Matt Scott

SCORERS T: Thrush (2), Morgan, Woodward C: Burns (3), Twelvetrees

CHIEFS: 15 Phil Dollman 14 Olly Woodburn 13 Henry Slade 12 Ian Whitten 11 Max Bodilly 10 Gareth Steenson 9 Nic White 8 Sam Simmonds 7 Don Armand 6 Matt Kvesic 5 Jonny Hill 4 Ollie Atkins 3 Harry Williams 2 JACK YEANDLE (C) 1 Ben Moon BENCH: 16 Elvis Taione 17 Carl Rimmer 18 Tomas Francis 19 Sam Skinner 20 Julian Salvi 21 Jack Maunder 22 Jack Nowell 23 Lachie Turner

SCORERS T: Simmonds (2), Woodburn C: Simmonds (2), Slade Yellow Card Steenson

Referee: Matt Carley

 

Newcastle FalconsNEWCASTLE FALCONS 35 - 8 WORCESTER Worcester Warriors

Kingston Park - Friday 01 September 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 10-3

FALCONS: 15 Simon Hammersley 14 Alex Tait 13 Chris Harris 12 Josh Matavesi 11 Belisario Agulla 10 Joel Hodgson 9 Sonatane Takulua 8 Callum Chick 7 WILL WELCH (C) 6 Mark Wilson 5 Will Witty 4 Calum Green 3 Jon Welsh 2 Kyle Cooper 1 Rob Vickers BENCH: 16 Scott Lawson 17 Sami Mavinga 18 Trevor Davison 19 Tevita Cavubati 20 Nili Latu 21 Sam Stuart 22 Craig Willis 23 Juan Pablo Socino

SCORERS T: Tait, Vickers, Cooper, Socino C: Takulua (2), Willis P: Takulua (3)

WARRIORS: 15 Josh Adams 14 Dean Hammond 13 Ben Te’o 12 Jackson Willison 11 Bryce Heem 10 Tom Heathcote 9 Jonny Arr 8 GJ van Velze 7 Sam Lewis 6 Matt Cox 5 Will Spencer 4 DONNACHA O’CALLAGHAN (C) 3 Nick Schonert 2 Jack Singleton 1 Ryan Bower BENCH: 16 Joe Taufete’e 17 Ethan Waller 18 Biyi Alo 19 Pierce Phillips 20 Alafoti Fa'osiliva 21 Peter Stringer 22 Sam Olver 23 Jamie Shillcock

SCORERS T: Adams P: Heathcote

Referee: Wayne Barnes

 

SaracensSARACENS 55 - 24 NORTHAMPTON SAINTSNorthampton Saints

Twickenham Stadium - Saturday 02 September 2017
KO: 14:00 HT: 41-3

SARACENS: 15 Alex Goode 14 Sean Maitland 13 Duncan Taylor 12 BRAD BARRITT (C) 11 Nathan Earle 10 Alex Lozowski 9 Richard Wigglesworth 8 Jackson Wray 7 Schalk Burger 6 Maro Itoje 5 George Kruis 4 Dominic Day 3 Vincent Koch 2 Schalk Brits 1 Richard Barrington BENCH: 16 Scott Spurling 17 Hayden Thompson-Stringer 18 Juan Figallo 19 Nick Isiekwe 20 Michael Rhodes 21 Ben Spencer 22 Marcelo Bosch 23 Chris Wyles

SCORERS T: Barritt, Wigglesworth, Maitland (3), Lozowski, Koch, Brits, Spencer C: Lozowski (5)

SAINTS: 15 Ahsee Tuala 14 Ben Foden 13 Nafi Tuitavake 12 Luther Burrell 11 Tom Collins 10 Harry Mallinder 9 Nic Groom 8 Mitch Eadie 7 Lewis Ludlam 6 Tom Wood 5 Christian Day 4 Courtney Lawes 3 Kieran Brookes 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (C) 1 Alex Waller BENCH: 16 Mikey Haywood 17 Campese Ma’afu 18 Paul Hill 19 David Ribbans 20 Jamie Gibson 21 Alex Mitchell 22 James Grayson 23 Ken Pisi

SCORERS T: Ludlam, Wood (2) C: Mallinder (3) P: Mallinder

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

 

WaspsWASPS 50 - 35 SALE SHARKS Sale Sharks

Ricoh Arena - Saturday 02 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 31-14

 

WASPS: 15 Willie Le Roux 14 Christian Wade 13 Gaby Lovobalavu 12 Jimmy Gopperth 11 Josh Bassett 10 Danny Cipriani 9 Dan Robson 8 Nathan Hughes 7 Alex Rieder 6 Ashley Johnson 5 Kearnan Myall 4 JOE LAUNCHBURY (C) 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley 2 Tom Cruse 1 Simon McIntyre BENCH: 16 Will Rowlands 17 Matt Mullan 18 Marty Moore 19 Matt Symons 20 Jack Willis 21 Joe Simpson 22 Juan De Jongh 23 Marcus Watson

SCORERS T: Robson (4), Wade, Rowlands, Rieder C: Gopperth (6) P: Gopperth

SHARKS: 15 Mike Haley 14 Denny Solomona 13 Will Addison 12 Sam James 11 Byron McGuigan 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Josh Strauss 7 Ben Curry 6 Jono Ross 5 Josh Beaumont 4 Bryan Evans 3 Halani Aulika 2 Rob Webber 1 Ross Harrison BENCH: 16 Marc Jones 17 James Flynn 18 Alex Tarus 19 Andrei Ostrikov 20 TJ Ioane 21 Tom Curry 22 Will Cliff 23 Mark Jennings

SCORERS T: McGuigan, Ben Curry, Solomona, de Klerk, Strauss C: MacGinty (5)

Referee: JP Doyle

 

London IrishLONDON IRISH 39 - 29 HARLEQUINSHarlequins

Twickenham Stadium - Saturday 02 September 2017
KO: 16:45 HT: 21-10

 

IRISH: 15 Tommy Bell 14 Alex Lewington 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Fergus Mulchrone 11 Topsy Ojo 10 James Marshall 9 Scott Steele 8 Ofisa Treviranus 7 Blair Cowan 6 Mike Coman 5 Sebastian De Chaves 4 Franco van der Merwe 3 Petrus Du Plessis 2 DAVID PAICE (C) 1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi BENCH: 16 Dave Porecki 17 Gordon Reid 18 Ben Franks 19 Josh McNally 20 Conor Gilsenan 21 Brendan McKibbin 22 Greig Tonks 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma

SCORERS T: Ojo, Bell, Treviranus, McKibbin C: Bell (2) P: Bell (5)

HARLEQUINS: 15 Mike Brown 14 Marland Yarde 13 Joe Marchant 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Charlie Walker 10 Marcus Smith 9 Danny Care 8 Jack Clifford 7 Dave Ward 6 Chris Robshaw 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 4 Ben Glynn 3 Will Collier 2 Rob Buchanan 1 Joe Marler BENCH: 16 Joe Gray 17 Mark Lambert 18 Kyle Sinckler 19 George Merrick 20 Mat Luamanu 21 Charlie Mulchrone 22 Demetri Catrakilis 23 Winston Stanley

SCORERS T: Marchant, Yarde, Care, Walker C: Smith, Catrakilis (2) P: Smith Yellow Card Catrakilis, Brown

Referee: Tom Foley

 

Leicester TigersLEICESTER TIGERS 23 - 27 BATH RUGBYBath Rugby

Welford Road - Sunday 03 September 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 8-21

 

TIGERS: 15 Telusa Veainu 14 Nick Malouf 13 Manu Tuilagi 12 Matt Toomua 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 8 Sione Kalamafoni 7 Brendon O’Connor 6 Dominic Ryan 5 Graham Kitchener 4 Dom Barrow 3 Logovi’i Mulipola 2 TOM YOUNGS (C) 1 Ellis Genge BENCH: 16 Harry Thacker 17 Greg Bateman 18 Dan Cole 19 Mike Williams 20 Luke Hamilton 21 Sam Harrison 22 Joe Ford 23 Mathew Tait

SCORERS  T: Tuilagi, May (2) C: George Ford P: George Ford (2)

BATH: 15 Anthony Watson 14 Semesa Rokoduguni 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Max Clark 11 Matt Banahan 10 Rhys Priestland 9 Chris Cook 8 Taulupe Faletau 7 Francois Louw 6 MATT GARVEY (C) 5 Elliott Stooke 4 Luke Charteris 3 Kane Palma-Newport 2 Tom Dunn 1 Beno Obano BENCH: 16 Jack Walker 17 Nick Auterac 18 Anthony Perenise 19 James Phillips 20 Paul Grant 21 Kahn Fotuali’i 22 Freddie Burns 23 Ben Tapuai

SCORERS T: Clark (2), Rokoduguni C: Priestland (3) P: Priestland (2) Yellow Card Fotuali'i, Garvey, Banahan

Referee: Luke Pearce

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